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Shooter

Description

Shooters are action games in which the player character shoots enemies.

The shooting is usually performed with firearms in these games; however, any weapon that dispatches projectiles qualifies, which makes many games (e.g. Heretic) that rely on medieval ranged weaponry or even magical projectiles shooters as well.

There are many shooter sub-genres, including fixed-screen shooters, scrolling shooters, rail shooters, and others.

Since the emergence of 3D graphics, 3D shooters, popularized by Wolfenstein 3D and Doom, have become the leading representatives of the genre. This sub-genre is sometimes referred to as first-person shooter, though this definition is not very precise, since the genre's distinguishing feature are 3D environments, not the perspective; some 3D shooters allow players to switch between perspectives, while others enforce a third-person view.

3D shooters may incorporate elements of other genres, most commonly role-playing (e.g. System Shock games and Deus Ex).
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Demon Gate: 666 New Levels for Doom & Doom II DOS Front Cover

DOS (1995) and Macintosh (1995)

A large collection of DOOM and DOOM II WAD files - Demon Gate was compiled by downloading add-ons off of...

DemonStar Windows Front Cover

Windows (1998)

DemonStar has been heralded as the succesor to Raptor. It is a smooth scrolling shooter made in the tradition of...

Windows (2002)

This is a spinoff title from the original DemonStar game, which uses an enhanced version of the original engine.The enemy...

Windows (2003)

Secret Missions 2 is the second spin-off of the original DemonStar game. It uses an enhanced version of the original...

Demons to Diamonds Atari 2600 Front Cover

Atari 2600 (1982)

In Demons to Diamonds, you control a laser zapper which moves horizontally at either the top or the bottom of...

Commodore 64 (1987)

The Rignalian race have decided that they want to colonise the planets of the Solar Sytem and their moons. To...

Denizen iPhone Front Cover

iPhone (2010)

The player takes over the control of Xio, a robot looking very much like one of the transformers. His mission...

Odyssey 2 (1979)

Two titles are available in this cart: Depth Charge is a single-player BattleShip variant. The player controls a cannon in...

DOS (1994)

Depth Dwellers is a shareware first-person shooter. It was released as a one-part episode, with a total of three episodes...

The Depths of DOOM Trilogy DOS Front Cover

DOS (1997), Windows (1997) and Acorn 32-bit (1998)

Official compilation of this classic shooter, containing The Ultimate DOOM (including the episode "Thy flesh consumed"), DOOM II as well...

Windows (1997)

The year is 2156. Tokyo has turned into a crime capital, where violence flourishes. Gang wars, murders, rape, and rampaging...

Windows (1998)

The heroine of the game awakens in a cryo chamber. She doesn't remember anything. She doesn't know who she is,...

Windows (2000)

The events of the third installment in Illusion's Des Blood series take place four years after those of the second...

Des Blood 4: Lost Alone Windows Front Cover

Windows (2002)

In the future, mankind has mastered interplanetary travel. Mars was the first target for pioneers; soon, settlements were built on...

Windows (2011)

The goal of Descension is to beat the mechanical dragon. There is only one enemy in this game and that...

Descent DOS Front Cover

DOS (1994), Windows (2014), PlayStation (1996), Macintosh (1995) and PC-98 (1995)

The Post-Terran Minerals Corporation (PTMC) digs up minerals on all nine planets of the solar system, employing humans and robots...

Descent³ Linux Front Cover

Linux (1999), Windows (1999) and Macintosh (1999)

The third installment of the famous 3d shooter Descent. Hop in your Pyro-GX, dive at high speed into the mines...

Descent³ and Descent³ Mercenary (Dual Jewel Release) Windows Front Cover

Windows (1999)

Descent³ and Descent³ Mercenary (Dual Jewel Release) includes the original game Descent³ and its expansion, Descent³: Mercenary.Each game is in...

Descent³: Mercenary Windows Front Cover

Windows (1999)

This is an expansion pack for the award winning third installment of the Descent series. The expansion pack includes 7...

DOS (1996)

This is a re-release of the game Descent for its 1 year anniversary. It contains the original game, some new...

Windows (1998)

Descent: FreeSpace - Darkness Rising is a truncated demo version of Descent: Freespace - The Great War, containing only the...

Descent: Freespace - Silent Threat Windows Front Cover

Windows (1998)

Silent Threat is an add-on for Descent: Freespace. It features 2 new ships, 4 new weapons, and 40 new missions.After...

Descent: Freespace - The Great War Windows Front Cover

Windows (1998) and Amiga (2001)

As a pilot in the Gallactic Terran Alliance (GTA), you've known the Vasudans as the enemy for a long time....

Descent I and II: The Definitive Collection DOS Front Cover

DOS (1997)

This is a compilation of the games Descent, Descent: Levels of the World, Descent II, Descent II: Vertigo Series, and...

Descent II DOS Front Cover

DOS (1996), Windows (1996) and Macintosh (1997)

The second Descent game features new levels, new weapons and new robot enemies. It also comes with helpful ideas for...

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